Larch by Jessica McDonald

Larch

Knitting
August 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Broken Rib Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1269 - 3270 yards (1160 - 2990 m)
(32.25, 35.75, 38.75, 41, 44) (48, 51.75, 56, 59.25, 61.5)
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A truly classic and wonderfully simple sweater, Larch only requires knits and purls to create its stunning appreance. The simple texture creates interest without overwhelming an outfit, which makes it the perfect basic for tossing on over anything in your closet.

For ease of knitting, the pattern has all of the rows written out for you. No guessing on how to continue in pattern while increasing or dealing with the dreaded “at the same time” instructions.

Larch is worked seamlessly from the top-down. The shawl collar is picked up and knit with German Short Rows used for shaping.

SIZES
(32.25, 35.75, 38.75, 41, 44) (48, 51.75, 56, 59.25, 61.5)

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Finished chest measurement: (32.25, 35.75, 38.75, 41, 44) (48, 51.75, 56, 59.25, 61.5) inches / (80.5, 89.5, 97, 102.5, 110) (120, 129.5, 140, 148, 154) cm

Finished chest measurement is as measured with front buttoned.

To be worn with 2 – 4 inches / 5 – 10 cm positive ease.

YARN
(5, 6, 6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 12, 12, 12) skeins De Rerum Natura Gilliat in color Caramel.

Or (1269, 1460, 1635, 1741, 2013) (2304, 2650, 3025, 3174, 3270) yards / (1164, 1339, 1500, 1597, 1847) (2114, 2431, 2775, 2912, 3000) meters worsted weight yarn.

NEEDLES
One 32 inch (80 cm) US size 7 (4.5 mm) (or size needed to obtain gauge), and one 32 inch (80 cm) US size 5 (3.75 mm) (or two whole sizes smaller than gauge needle) circular knitting needles.

NOTIONS
6 removable stitch markers, waste yarn, and a tapestry needle.

Six 1 inch / 28 mm buttons

GAUGE
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in broken rib stitch on US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

Broken Rib stitch:
Cast on even number of sts plus 1

RS: knit.
WS: p1, k1 end p1.

SKILL LEVEL & SKILLS REQ’D
Easy +

Increase (m1R & m1L), decrease (k2tog & ssk), pick up and knit, backwards loop CO, work German short rows.